With more than 30 years’ worth of acting credits under his belt, it’s tough to imagine a bigger star than Johnny Depp. Depp cultivated an artsy image with iconic films like “Edward Scissor Hands” and “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” in the early ’90s, but he truly hit it big with his role as the swaggering Captain Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
Johnny Depp commanded an impressive salary of $20 million per film, but the box office earnings from his movies haven’t always stacked up to his star power. Forbes named Depp the most overpaid actor in Hollywood two years in a row in 2015 and 2016.
Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that Depp has recently run into financial problems. Rolling Stone and Variety have recently reported that the actor has spent himself nearly to the point of financial ruin. How? By putting up $3 million to shoot journalist Hunter S. Thompson’s ashes from a cannon, apparently, and spending $30,000 on wine each month, among many other lavish pursuits.
Earlier this week Depp settled a $25 million dollar lawsuit that claims his ex-management group mismanaged his money. Depp is also being accused by his location manager on the set of “City of Lies” of allegedly punching him on set.